Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump
US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.
Follower manipulation rife in SA as Instagram influencers cash in
On average, influencers with over 100 000 followers on Instagram are getting paid more than R11 000 per single post, a HypeAuditor report finds.
Facebook takes big leap into e-commerce with ‘Shops’
Facebook Shops allows businesses to sell products to customers through the chat features of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram Direct.
Facebook to address child sexual exploitation-encryption concerns
The social media giant’s shareholders will vote on public concerns raised about how end-to-end encryption could promote child abuse on the platform.
Facebook ad revenue takes knock as COVID-19 escalates
The social media giant says its business is being adversely affected by the pandemic, like so many others around the world.
Tech giants extend lead as world’s top valued brands
Amazon for the first time breaks the $200 billion-value mark, topping the chart as the most valuable brand across the globe, with Google and Apple in second and third place.
Shocking details as Facebook releases transparency report
Fake accounts, images of nude children, content on suicide and self-harm were culled by Facebook and Instagram.
Africa shies away from reporting Facebook violations
The social network laments that a fewer number of people in Africa report community standards violations.